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St. Andrew Music Society Concerts

The Saint Andrew Music Society (SAMS) was founded by Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in 1965 to provide a setting for outstanding concerts in the favorable acoustics and warm atmosphere of our beautiful sanctuary.

We invite you to attend our Music on Madison series on Sunday afternoons from October through May featuring performances by guest artists and ensembles. Our resident choral society, the Saint Andrew Chorale, presents four additional major concerts with orchestras and instrumentalists, performing great sacred choral works throughout the season.

The Saint Andrew Music Society relies on the contributions of our "Friends of the Saint Andrew Music Society." Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law, and donors are acknowledged in the major concert programs throughout the season.

Admission to most Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door. Tickets for the concerts sung by the Saint Andrew Chorale and Professional Choir of MAPC may be purchased in advance or at the door. Purchasing tickets in advance through a SAMS Choral Subscription offers a 25% savings off full admission. Individual tickets for the Saint Andrew Chorale’s Vaughan Williams Hodie and Magnificat on December 4; Professional Choir of MAPC “Music for Holy Week: Works of Bach & Schütz” on April 9; and the Saint Andrew Chorale’s performance of Handel’s Israel in Egypt on May 21, may also be purchased online using a credit card.

Upcoming Concerts

Henry Wong Doe, piano Winner of the “Audience Favorite” prizes at both the Rubinstein and Busoni International Piano Competitions, pianist Henry Wong Doe will perform Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition along with excerpts from Rachmaninoff’s Moments Musicaux, and the world premiere of “a zigzagged gaze” (2017) – a new piece written in response to Mussorgsky’s famous work by New Zealand composer Eve de Castro-Robinson. Please see the press release (.PDF) below for further details about the program and the artist's biography. Admission to the Saint Andrew Music Society's Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 Students/Seniors 62+); children 12 & under: free.
Music on Madison: Mussorgsky "Pictures at an Exhibition"
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  March 5
ENSEMBLE 1816 Jesse Blumberg, baritone; David Breitman, fortepiano; Johanna Novom, violin ENSEMBLE 1816 is a new ensemble focused on vocal and instrumental works of the late Classical and early Romantic periods. The trio’s program will explore a variety of songs and sonatas written 200 years ago, by Beethoven, Spohr & Schubert, including Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte and the Violin Sonata in G major, Op. 96. For complete program details and the artists' biographies, please see the press release (.pdf) below. Admission to the Saint Andrew Music Society's Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 Students/62+); children 12 & under: free.
Music on Madison: Beethoven, Schubert & Spohr
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  March 19
Margaret Mills, piano Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano Jeffrey Ellenberger, violin; Patricia Edens, cello In a program which honors American composer Amy Beach on her 150th birthday, pianist Margaret Mills and friends will perform works for solo piano, songs, and her brilliant Piano Trio, Op.150. Seldom heard, her songs use texts from Shakespeare, Victor Hugo and Robert Browning. Admission to the Saint Andrew Music Society's Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 Students/62+); children 12 & under: free.
Music on Madison: Amy Beach at 150
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  March 26

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